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#MarineWildlife - Internationally published artist Karen Ingham will be holding an exhibition at Milford Waterfront, south Wales later this month depicting the impact human activities are having on the planet’s ecosystem.

The exhibition ‘Deluge’ to be staged between 14th- 28th August, will use photography, film and digital textiles. It will feature microscopic imagery and structures of plankton, the behaviour of pollinating insects and the movement of the oceans, highlighting the interconnections of the local and global environment.

Professor Karen Ingham is a Professor of Art, Science and Technology Interactions, an Honorary Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art UWTSD and an Honorary Fellow at Swansea University Medical School.

Tourism Manager at the Port of Milford Haven Karen Lewis is delighted to be welcoming Karen to Milford Waterfront, commenting “To have such a highly acclaimed artist exhibiting here is a privilege. The pieces are truly unique and I’m sure lots of visitors will be admiring her work over the next couple of weeks.”

Karen Ingham is looking forward to the exhibition at Milford Waterfront. She said “2018 is the Year of the Sea in Wales and Deluge responds to this by introducing a new body of work that relates the crucial role plankton plays in stabilising oceanic temperatures and climate change. Collaborating with Swansea University I’ve concentrated on phytoplankton which is used as a living dye and applied to digital fabric designs and prints in order to create a kind of organic time lapse. Phytoplankton is light sensitive and the subtle colours change and break down over time. In this way they act as a kind of allegory for what is happening globally in our seas and oceans.”

The Deluge exhibition takes place between 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday in the Link Building, 8 Temeraire House, Milford Marina, SA73 3AF.

Entry is free and booking is not required.

Published in Marine Wildlife

#Ports&Shipping - The Welsh Port of Milford Haven has welcomed Pembrokeshire County Council’s decision to approve a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent.

The planning committee met yesterday (26th June) to discuss the application and voted unanimously to support the scheme, subject to agreeing a Section 106 Agreement.

The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015, however since then a number of amendments have been made following further feasibility studies and changes in market conditions. Among the main amendments are the retention of a listed building thanks to changes made to the entrance to the development, improved connectivity with the town and a leisure-led focus as opposed to retail.

During construction, approximately 100 jobs will be created on site with a further 36 in the supply chain, and over 600 job opportunities are set to be created once the development is fully operational.

Neil Jenkins, Development Director at the Port of Milford Haven, said “We’re delighted that the planning committee has granted a resolution for outline consent for the Milford Waterfront development. The estimated 400,000 additional visitors that will be attracted here on completion are expected to generate £9 million of expenditure for Milford Haven alone and it is a significant project for the whole of Pembrokeshire. This support means we can now progress with our plans on a phased basis to create a unique year-round visitor destination with a vibrant trading and living environment.”

For more information about Milford Waterfront please visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk

Published in Ports & Shipping

#CoastalNotes - The Welsh Port of Milford Haven and The National Museum of the Royal Navy have joined forces to promote and celebrate the Milford Haven Waterway’s rich naval and maritime heritage.

Together the two organisations hope to raise awareness and foster a greater appreciation of the important role the Milford Haven Waterway has played over the centuries. Recently they celebrated their new relationship together with a selection of key local interest groups and dignitaries who all have a common interest in raising the profile of the area’s naval and maritime background.

“This exciting new collaboration with such a prestigious organisation will strengthen our promotion of the fantastic heritage attractions we have along the Milford Haven Waterway”, said Clare Stowell, Property & Tourism Director at the Port of Milford Haven. Milford Haven Museum, The Sunderland Trust and West Wales Maritime Heritage Society are just a few examples of the fascinating places where people can learn about maritime heritage on the Haven and we hope that more visitors and locals will take the opportunity to visit them. Look out for special events at these locations throughout the year.”

Tim Ash, Director of Partnerships at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, said that “The Waterway’s history is a very significant chapter in our naval and maritime heritage. The national museum is very pleased to be working with colleagues, to link that heritage with our work elsewhere and to advise on new stories and activities that might be created”.

Published in Coastal Notes

Dublin Port Information

Dublin Port Company is currently investing about €277 million on its Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR), which is due to be complete by 2021. The redevelopment will improve the port's capacity for large ships by deepening and lengthening 3km of its 7km of berths. The ABR is part of a €1bn capital programme up to 2028, which will also include initial work on the Dublin Port’s MP2 Project - a major capital development project proposal for works within the existing port lands in the northeastern part of the port.

Dublin Port has also recently secured planning approval for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more than 2,000 shipping containers and infrastructure such as an ESB substation, an office building and gantry crane.

Dublin Port Company recently submitted a planning application for a €320 million project that aims to provide significant additional capacity at the facility within the port in order to cope with increases in trade up to 2040. The scheme will see a new roll-on/roll-off jetty built to handle ferries of up to 240 metres in length, as well as the redevelopment of an oil berth into a deep-water container berth.

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